D-TV

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D-TV is a series of music videos created by Walt Disney Productions in 1984. Disney combined hit songs from the past with footage of vintage Disney animation, created in the style of MTV music videos, which inspired the name of this series. The videos were shown as filler material on the Disney Channel (as the network did not air commercials at this time), as well as being the focus of television specials. Home video collections were also released on the VHS, Beta, CED Videodisc, and Laserdisc formats. After the first run of D-TV, in 1989 a second series was produced known as DTV².

D-TV ceased airing in 1999.

Disney Television specials[edit]

Disney had aired three D-TV television specials on NBC in 1986 and 1987: DTV Valentine, DTV Doggone Valentine, and DTV Monster Hits. All three specials had its own theme of music: D-TV Valentine focused on love and romance music; D-TV Doggone Valentine focused on love songs with a tribute to Disney's dog and cat characters; and D-TV Monster Hits was focused on Halloween themed music and footage.

D-TV Valentine[edit]

Original Airdate: February 1986, NBC

Note: Rebranded as Disney's DTV Romancin' in subsequent airings.

D-TV Doggone Valentine[edit]

Original Airdate: February 1987, NBC

Note: Announcer was Founding MTV "VJ" J.J. Jackson (d. 2004); Rebranded as Disney's D-TV Doggone Hits in subsequent airings.

Note 2: This was the first time Bill Farmer did the voice of Goofy.

Disney's DTV Monster Hits[edit]

Original Airdate: October 1987, NBC

Note: Narrated by Jeffrey Jones as the Magic Mirror; and featuring June Foray as the voice of Witch Hazel, with Gary Owens as announcer.

Walt Disney Home video[edit]

The following five videos were released for home use with the songs noted.

Golden Oldies[edit]

Contains the following songs (complete list)

Pop & Rock[edit]

Contains the following songs (complete list)

Rock, Rhythm & Blues[edit]

Contains the following songs (complete list)

Love Songs[edit]

Contains the following songs (complete list)

Groovin' for a 60's Afternoon[edit]

Contains the following songs (complete list)

  • The Mamas & the Papas: "California Dreamin"' (MCA Records, Inc.)
  • Joey Dee: "Peppermint Twist" (Gusto)
  • The Beach Boys: "Catch a Wave" (Capitol Records, Inc.)
  • The Shirelles: "Mama Said" (Original Sound Record, Co, Inc.)
  • The Mamas & the Papas: "Go Where You Wanna Go" (MCA Records, Inc.)
  • Wilson Pickett: "Mustang Sally" (Atlantic Recording Corp.)
  • The Beach Boys: "I Get Around" (Capitol Records, Inc.)
  • Stevie Wonder: "Castles in the Sand" (Motown)
  • The Mamas & the Papas: "I Saw Her Again Last Night" (MCA Records, Inc.)
  • Aretha Franklin: "Think" (Atlantic Recording Corp.)
  • The Supremes: "Nothing But Heartaches" (Motown)
  • The Beach Boys: "Be True to Your School" (Capitol Records, Inc.)
  • Wilson Pickett: "Funky Broadway" (Atlantic Recording Corp.)
  • The Mamas & the Papas: "Dedicated to the One I Love" (MCA Records, Inc.)
  • Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston: "It Takes Two" (Motown)
  • Stevie Wonder: "Hey, Harmonica Man" (Motown)
  • The Beach Boys: "California Girls" (Capitol Records, Inc.)

Pop & Rock PAL VHS and Japanese laserdisc[edit]

Several of the aforementioned songs were released on PAL VHS in Europe and Australia and on laserdisc in Japan.

Juke Box Rock[edit]

Contains the following songs (complete list)

  • Martha and the Vandellas: "Dancing in the Street" (Motown)
  • Little Richard: "Tutti Frutti" (K-TEL)
  • The Doobie Brothers: "It Keeps You Runnin"' (Warner Brothers)
  • Gladys Knight & the Pips: "Friendship Train" (Motown)
  • The Beach Boys: "When I Grow Up (To Be a Man)" (Capitol)
  • Barrett Strong: "Money (That's What I Want)" (Motown)
  • Johnny Burnette: "Dreamin'" (Liberty)
  • Stevie Wonder: "Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)" (Motown)
  • The Beach Boys: "Dance, Dance, Dance" (Capitol)

Rock 'N Gold[edit]

Contains the following songs (complete list)

  • The Supremes: "Stop! In the Name of Love" (Motown)
  • The Diamonds: "Little Darlin"' (K-TEL)
  • The Supremes: "Baby Love" (Motown)
  • The Four Tops: "Reach Out, I'll Be There" (Motown)
  • Stevie Wonder: "Uptight (Everything's Alright)" (Motown)
  • Gladys Knight & the Pips: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" (Motown)
  • The Cadets: "Stranded in the Jungle" (Collectables)
  • The Marvellettes: "Too Many Fish in the Sea" (Motown)
  • Bobby Darin: "Lazy River" (Atlantic Recording Corp.)

Rock, Rhythm 'N Blues[edit]

Contains the following songs (complete list)

  • Hall & Oates: "Kiss on My List" (RCA)
  • The Jackson 5: "Dancing Machine" (Motown)
  • The Dovells: "You Can't Sit Down" (ABKCO)
  • The Supremes: "You Keep Me Hangin' On" (Motown)
  • The Blues Brothers: "Flip, Flop & Fly" (Atlantic)
  • Juice Newton: "Love's Been a Little Bit Hard on Me" (Capitol)
  • The Coasters: "Charlie Brown" (Atlantic Recording Corp.)
  • Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" (Motown)
  • Spike Jones & His City Slickers: "Blue Danube" (RCA)

Other DTV Songs Produced[edit]

DTV[edit]

  • The American Breed: "Bend Me, Shape Me"
  • The Ames Brothers: "Rag Mop"
  • The Andrews Sisters: "Hold Tight (Want Some Seafood, Mama)" (MCA Records, Inc.)
  • The Andrews Sisters: "Straighten Up and Fly Right" (MCA Records, Inc.)
  • The Andrews Sisters: "Winter Wonderland" (MCA Records, Inc.)
  • The Angels: "My Boyfriend's Back" (RCA)
  • Anne Murray: "Daydream Believer" (Capitol Records, Inc.)
  • Anne Murray: "Hey Baby!" (Capitol Records, Inc.)
  • Anne Murray: "Snowbird" (Capitol Records, Inc.)
  • Aretha Franklin: "Respect" (Atlantic Recording Corp.)
  • Bachman-Turner Overdrive: "Taking Care of Business"
  • Bay City Rollers: "I Only Want to Be with You" (Bell Records, Inc.)
  • The Beach Boys: "Good Vibrations" (Capitol Records, Inc.)
  • The Beach Boys: "Papa Oom Mow Mow" (Capitol Records, Inc.)
  • Beethoven: "Piano Concerto No. 5"
  • Beethoven: "Symphony No. 5"
  • Betty Hutton: "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" (Capitol)
  • Big Joe Turner: "Shake, Rattle & Roll" (Atlantic Recording Corp.)
  • Bill Haley & His Comets: "Rock around the Clock" (MCA Records, Inc.)
  • Bill Haley & His Comets: "See You Later, Alligator" (MCA Records, Inc.)
  • Billy Preston: "Nothing from Nothing" (A&M Records, Inc.)
  • Billy Preston: "Will It Go Round in Circles?" A&M Records, Inc.)
  • Bizet: "Habanera (from 'Carmen')"
  • The Blasters: "I'm Shakin"' (Warner Bros. Records, Inc.)
  • The Blues Brothers: "Flip, Flop and Fly" (Atlantic)
  • Bobby Darin: "Beyond the Sea" (Atlantic Recording Corp.)
  • Bobby Darin: "Lazy River" (Atlantic Recording Corp.)
  • Bobby Darin: "Splish Splash" (Atlantic Recording Corp.)
  • Bobby Darin: "What'd I Say?" (Atlantic Recording Corp.)
  • Bobby Day: "Rockin' Robin" (Original Sound Record Co., Inc.)
  • Bobby Freeman: "Do You Wanna Dance" (Roulette Records, Inc.)
  • Bobby Helms: "Jingle Bell Rock" (MCA Records, Inc.)
  • Bobby Lewis: "Tossin' and Turnin'" (Gusto Records, Inc.)
  • Bobby Vee: "Devil or Angel" (EMI America Records)
  • The Box Tops: "The Letter" (Original Sound Record Co., Inc.)
  • Brahms: "Hungarian Dance No. 5"
  • Brenda Lee: "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" (MCA Records, Inc.)
  • The Bus Boys: "American Worker"
  • The Chords: "Sh-Boom (Life Could Be a Dream)" (Atlantic Recording Corp.)
  • Chris Kenner: "I Like It Like That, Pt. 1" (Atlantic Recording Corp.)
  • Clarence Carter: "Too Weak to Fight" (Atlantic)
  • The Clovers: "Love Potion #9" (EMI America Records)
  • The Coasters: "Charlie Brown" (Atlantic Recording Corp.)
  • The Coasters: "Down in Mexico" (Atlantic Recording Corp.)
  • The Coasters: "Poison Ivy" (Atlantic Recording Corp.)
  • The Coasters: "Yakety Yak" (Atlantic Recording Corp.)
  • David Bowie: "Let's Dance"
  • DeBarge: "Rhythm of the Night" (Motown)
  • Dee Dee Sharp: "Do the Bird" (ATCO)
  • Dee Dee Sharp: "Mashed Potato Time" (ATCO)
  • Dino, Desi & Billy: "I'm a Fool"
  • The Doobie Brothers: "Listen to the Music" (Warner Bros. Records, Inc.)
  • Doris Troy: "Just One Look" (Atlantic Recording Corp.)
  • The Drifters: "On Broadway" (Atlantic Recording Corp.)
  • The Drifters: "Saturday Night at the Movies" (Atlantic Recording Corp.)
  • The Drifters: "Save the Last Dance for Me" (Atlantic Recording Corp.)
  • The Drifters: "There Goes My Baby" (Atlantic Recording Corp.)
  • The Drifters: "Up On the Roof" (Atlantic Recording Corp.)
  • Duke Ellington: "Take the 'A' Train"
  • Earth, Wind & Fire and The Emotions: "Boogie Wonderland"
  • The El Dorados: "At My Front Door" (Vee-Jay Records)
  • Ella Mae Morse: "Blacksmith Blues" (Capitol Records, Inc.)
  • Elton John: "Crocodile Rock" (MCA Records, Inc.)
  • Elvis Presley: "G.I. Blues" (RCA)
  • The Everly Brothers: "Temptation" (Warner Bros. Records, Inc.)
  • Faron Young: "Country Girl"
  • Fats Domino: "Blueberry Hill" (EMI America Records)
  • Fats Domino: "I'm Walking" (EMI America Records)
  • The Five Americans: "Western Union"
  • The Four Tops: "Ain't No Woman (Like the One I Got)" (Motown)
  • The Four Tops: "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" (Motown)
  • Freddy Cannon: "Palisades Park" (Freddy Cannon, Inc.)
  • Gene Chandler: "You Threw a Lucky Punch" (Vee-Jay)
  • Gene Vincent: "Be-Bop-A-Lula" (Capitol)
  • Glen Campbell: "Country Boy (You've Got Your Feet in L.A.)"
  • Glen Campbell: "Southern Nights"
  • Grand Funk Railroad: "The Loco-Motion"
  • Huey Lewis and The News: "The Heart of Rock & Roll" (EMI America Records)
  • Jackie Wilson: "Lonely Teardrops"
  • Jackie Wilson: "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher"
  • James & Bobby Purify: "I'm Your Puppet" (Bell Records, Inc.)
  • James & Bobby Purify: "Shake a Tail Feather" (Bell Records, Inc.)
  • Jerry Lee Lewis: "Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On" (Sun International Corp.)
  • Jimmy Hughes: "Neighbor (Tend to Your Business)" (Vee-Jay Records)
  • Jo Stafford featuring Johnny Mercer & The Pied Pipers "Candy"
  • Joanie Sommers: "Johnny Get Angry"
  • Joey Dee: "Shout" (Gusto)
  • Johnny Otis Show: "Willie and the Hand Jive"
  • Juice Newton: "Angel of the Morning" (Capitol Records, Inc.)
  • Juice Newton: "Queen of Hearts" (Capitol Records, Inc.)
  • Juice Newton: "Shot Full of Love" (Capitol Records, Inc.)
  • Kay Starr: "Side by Side"
  • Kenny Loggins: "Footloose"
  • Kool & the Gang: "Celebration"
  • Korsakov: "The Flight of the Bumblebee"
  • LaVern Baker: "Jim Dandy" (Atlantic Recording Corp.)
  • Leapy Lee: "Little Arrows" (MCA Records, Inc.)
  • Leo Sayer: "Long Tall Glasses" (Warner Bros. Records, Inc.)
  • Leo Sayer: "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" (Warner Bros. Records, Inc.)
  • Lloyd Price: "(You've Got) Personality"
  • Louis Armstrong: "High Society" (MCA Records, Inc.)
  • Louis Armstrong: "On the Sunny Side of the Street" (MCA Records, Inc.)
  • The Marcels: "Blue Moon" (K-TEL)
  • Marvin Gaye: "Pride and Joy" (Motown)
  • Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell: "If I Could Build My Whole World Around You" (Motown)
  • Maxine Nightingale: "Right Back to Where We Started From"
  • Michael Jackson: "Beat It" (Motown)
  • Michael Sembello: "Automatic Man" (Warner Bros. Records, Inc.)
  • The Mills Brothers: "Glow Worm"
  • The Miracles: "Shop Around" (Motown)
  • The Mouseketeers: "Pig Out"
  • Otis Redding with Carla Thomas: "Tramp"
  • Pablo Cruise: "What You Gonna Do (When She Says Goodbye)"
  • Patti Page: "How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?"
  • Peggy Lee: "All Right, OK, You Win"
  • Rare Earth: "I Just Want to Celebrate" (Motown)
  • The Rascals: "Groovin"' (Atlantic Recording Corp.)
  • Ray Charles: "Hit the Road, Jack"
  • The Rays: "Silhouettes" (ABKCO Records, Inc.)
  • The Reflections: "(Just Like) Romeo and Juliet" (Motown)
  • Ringo Starr: "Oh My My" (Capitol Records, Inc.)
  • Roger Miller: "King of the Road" (Polygram Records, Inc.)
  • The Ronettes: "Sleigh Ride"
  • Ronny & The Daytonas: "G.T.O."
  • Roscoe Gordon: "Just a Little Bit"
  • Rose Royce: "Car Wash" (K-TEL)
  • The Routers: "Let's Go"
  • Rufus Thomas: "Walking the Dog" (Sun International Corp.)
  • Ruth Brown: "This Little Girl's Gone Rockin"' (Atlantic Recording Corp.)
  • Sandy Nelson: "Teen Beat" (Original Sound Record Co., Inc.)
  • Shades of Blue: "Oh How Happy" (Motown)
  • The Silhouettes: "Get a Job"
  • The Skyliners: "Pennies from Heaven"
  • The Spaniels: "Automobiles" (Vee-Jay)
  • Steve Winwood: "While You See a Chance" (Island)
  • Stevie Wonder: "A Place in the Sun" (Motown)
  • Stevie Wonder: "Fingertips, Part 1" (Motown)
  • Stevie Wonder: "Travelin' Man" (Motown)
  • Strauss: "Trisch Trasch Polka"
  • The Supremes: "Love Is Like an Itching in My Heart"
  • Tchaikovsky: "1812 Overture"
  • Tchaikovsky: "Piano Concerto No. 1"
  • Tchaikovsky: "Violin Concerto in D"
  • The Temptations: "It's Summer" (Motown)
  • The Temptations: "My Girl" (Motown)
  • Tom Jones: "It's Not Unusual"
  • Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers: "Don't Do Me Like That"
  • Tommy Dorsey: "The Music Goes Round and Round" (RCA)
  • The Turtles: "Happy Together"
  • The Turtles: "You Showed Me"
  • The Videos: "Trickle, Trickle"
  • The Vogues: "Magic Town"

DTV Episodes[edit]

  • "Be True to Your School" and "California Dreamin'"
  • "Catch a Wave" and "Go Where You Wanna Go"
  • "Dedicated to the One I Love" and "Oh My My"
  • "Do You Wanna Dance" and "Sh-Boom (Life Could Be a Dream)"
  • "Funky Broadway" and "Raindrops"
  • "Hound Dog" and "Purple People Eater"
  • "I Was Made to Love Her" and "Can I Get a Witness"
  • "I'm Shakin'" and "Teen Beat"
  • "I'm Your Puppet" and "Straighten Up and Fly Right"
  • "(Just Like) Romeo and Juliet" and "Will It Go Round in Circles"
  • "Money (That's What I Want)" and "Dancing Machine"
  • "Mustang Sally" and "Automatic Man"
  • "My Boyfriend's Back" and "He's a Tramp"
  • "Owner of a Lonely Heart" and "Stormy Weather"
  • "Palisades Park" and "Neighbor (Tend to Your Business)"
  • "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" and "Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On"
  • "Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)" and "Friendship Train"
  • "Tutti Fruiti", "The Blue Danube", and "Kiss On My List"
  • "When I Grow Up (To Be a Man)" and "Dreamin'"
  • "You Can Keep Hangin' On" and "Dancing in the Street"

Disney songs[edit]

DTV²[edit]

  • Alicia Bridges: "I Love the Night Life (Disco Round)"
  • Billy Joel: "Modern Woman"
  • Bobby Helms: "My Special Angel"
  • Buddy Holly and the Crickets: "Oh Boy!"
  • Cyndi Lauper: "All Through The Night"
  • Ernie Maresca: "Shout! Shout! (Knock Yourself Out)"
  • Frankie Ford: "Sea Cruise"
  • George Strait: "Am I Blue?"
  • Huey Lewis and the News: "It's Hip to Be Square"
  • Huey Lewis and the News: "The Power of Love"
  • Jan and Dean: "Heart and Soul"
  • Jimmie Rodgers: "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine"
  • Johnny Rivers: "Secret Agent Man"
  • The Jordanaires: "Pinocchio's Boogie"
  • Kool & the Gang: "Let's Go Dancin' (Ohh, La, La, La)"
  • Len Barry: "1-2-3"
  • Leon Redbone: "Nobody Cares If I'm Blue"
  • Little Richard: "Gawrsh Golly Goofy"
  • Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five: "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens"
  • Mary Wells: "My Guy"
  • Ritchie Valens: "Come On, Let's Go"
  • The Supremes: "I Hear a Symphony"

Re-Micks[edit]

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